Tolulope Adesua Etomi-Wellington (born 22 February 1986 or 1988), is a Nigerian actress. In 2014, she starred in her first feature film Knocking On Heaven’s Door. She won the Best Actress in a Drama award at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her role in the 2015 romantic drama film Falling.
Early life and Education
Tolulope Adesua Etomi was born in Owerri, Imo State, on 22 February 1988. Several major sources cited her birth year as 1988. However, in an interview published in January 2016, Etomi told Pulse Nigeria she was 29 years old. Furthermore, Answers Africa published an article in March 2016 stating that she was 30 years old. Her father is a soldier of Esan descent and her mother is an engineer of Yoruba descent. She is the youngest of three siblings. Etomi attended Corona School in Victoria Island, Lagos, where she joined the drama club at the age of seven. Thereafter, she attended Queen’s College, Lagos before moving to the United Kingdom at the age of 13. Etomi later obtained a diploma in “physical theatre, musical theatre and performing arts” from City College Coventry in 2004. After completing these courses in 2006 with triple distinctions, she studied drama and performance at the University of Wolverhampton, graduating with first-class honors.
Etomi’s film credits include The Arbitration, The Wedding Party, and Falling. Her performance in Falling earned her the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama. Other notable films she has appeared in include A Soldier’s Story (2015), Out of Luck (2015),, and Couple of Days (2016). Etomi played Shiela in the fourth and fifth seasons of Shuga, a television soap opera about HIV/AIDS prevention. Etomi began starring as Amaka Obiora, an undercover police officer, in Yemisi Wada’s crime series LasGidi Cops, which debuted in June 2016 on television. She was also featured on Vogue’s list of 14 global superstars.
Etomi got engaged to Banky W in February 2017. The couple held their traditional marriage on 19 November, a court wedding on 20 November, and a white wedding on 25 November 2017; the latter ceremony was held in Cape Town, South Africa. In early 2021, February 28, Adesua and Banky W had a son named Hazaiah Wellington.
On 5 April 2021, Adesua and Banky shared the never-before-heard story of their marriage titled Final Say Faith. This story was shared in their church.
Adesua Etomi’s net worth is estimated to be $1.2 million, according to the list of richest Nigerian celebrities.